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Circle of Power (1981)

A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually.

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... Bianca Ray
... Jack Nilsson
... Lyn Nilsson
... Jordon Carelli
... Buddy Gordon
... Chris Morris
... Ted Bartel
... Tony Annese
... Jane Annese
... Uwe
... Ben Davis
... Marie Davis
... David Arnold
Hanna Hertelendy ... Sylvia Arnold
... Reza Haddad
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A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually. Written by thecrow <uc275@cclx1.unican.es>

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Where the corporation owns your body and soul. See more »

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February 1984 (USA)  »

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Brainwash  »

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Written by Herschel Dwellingham
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Courtesy of Knockout Records
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A bizarre, distressing B movie...definitely worth a look.
20 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Yvette Mimieux could easily give Dyanne Thorne's "Ilsa" character a run for the money as the steeley-eyed, procrustean head of a "progressive" corporate empire, who encourages a group of ambitious desk-jockeys to participate in a voluntary job enhancement program. With spouses in tow, they're shuttled-off to a desolate and heavily-staffed purlieu where they endure various emotional, physical, sexual, and psychological torments. This sadistic Pavlovian technique initially seems to have surprisingly positive results, until some in the group realize this as the result of shattered spirits.

CIRCLE OF POWER is a sadly neglected gem, especially intriguing for its allegedly true accounts. Savage, unique...and surely in wait for a cult audience.

7/10....exceptional, and not easily forgotten.


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